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Old 02-18-2012, 02:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Honda oil Vs. Amsoil

anyone who has used amsoil noticed a difference between honda oil and amsoil... and is there any benefits or harmful effects....and have you used 10w-40 or use 0w-40.. im kinda weiry that a synthetic may cause me more problems because i am starting to smell oil, but not burning or leaking any.... but as an oil mechanic i know that if there is a slight leak due to the fact that synthetic flows better it will also make a slight leak into a much larger problem than conventional oils


i have been using Honda oil only in crankcase and honda gear lube in both diffs
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Go to amsoil and read the best 12 motor oil test.. Amsoi and mobile 4t are best
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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tj i run shell rotell t 15w40 oil that i get at walmart for 16 bucks a gallon .....and its wet clutched approved and i run it year round here in mass ! but if you run alot in extreame cold (10 to -10 degree ) go with the gn4 in 0w30 or 40 ...stick with the dino oil hondas like it
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I run rotella in all my bikes, Dino 15/40. But I use Honda gear oil
In the trans side of my 450r and diffs of 450 foreman
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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kay i will look into the tella t, mission you say u use different oil in the engine and a different oil in the trans, idk if you have a different quad but my foreman uses the same oil in the trans and crank in one???? p.s. mission thats alot of gear oil on reserve u stock up on gear oil like ammo lol
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no. on my 450R...it has separate motor/trans sides of motor. and i changed motor and trans oil on that bike every ride
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my 420 AT runs and shifts a lot smoother with the amsoil. I put GN4 in this time and I am going back to amsoil when I change again.
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have been back and forth between the honda oil and the valvoline atv oil. I cant tell no difference between the 2. lol Thought about trying the Amsoil but just havent yet.
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i still would change it just as often as i do the honda oil, i like i said im an oil mechanic and i get people that come in all the time they swear by amsoil, but when i change the filter the oil is so dirty, im not really having problems with using the honda oil, im just trying to make my 4 wheeler last longer, i kinda also change it every other season whether i ride or not, just because i know the oil doesn't wear out its the additives in the oil that wears out, and i think that because i am smelling oil i should stick with conventional,,, oh and not knocking it because different folks different strokes but in the F-350 we actually stopped using rotella because we found out that it is a sopus product which penzoil is a sopus product i wouldnt put penzoil in my car if it were empty, id drive it empty before id use penzoil
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i still would change it just as often as i do the honda oil, i like i said im an oil mechanic and i get people that come in all the time they swear by amsoil, but when i change the filter the oil is so dirty, im not really having problems with using the honda oil, im just trying to make my 4 wheeler last longer, i kinda also change it every other season whether i ride or not, just because i know the oil doesn't wear out its the additives in the oil that wears out, and i think that because i am smelling oil i should stick with conventional,,, oh and not knocking it because different folks different strokes but in the F-350 we actually stopped using rotella because we found out that it is a sopus product which penzoil is a sopus product i wouldnt put penzoil in my car if it were empty, id drive it empty before id use penzoil
sorry if im rambleing im on painkillers and i tend to be out of it sometimes
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